|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
|Hometown:||Jefferson City, Mo.|
|Alma Mater:||Toccoa Falls|
Associate Head Coach, University of Richmond, 2015-present
Assistant Coach, University of Richmond, 2008-2015
Director of Basketball Operations, Richmond, 2005-08
Assistant Coach, University of Alabama-Huntsville, 2004-05
Assistant Coach, Salem (Ga.) High, 2002-04
In June of 2015, Rob Jones was named Associate Head Coach of the Richmond men's basketball team. 2016-17 marks his 12th year on the Richmond men's basketball staff, having spent the last eight seasons as an assistant coach, helping guide the Spiders to a pair of NCAA Tournaments and the 2011 Sweet 16.
Jones has helped guide the Spiders to five 20-win seasons, six postseason appearances and final national rankings of No. 24 in 2009-10 and No. 21 in 2010-11. Richmond has averaged 20.8 wins per season over the last eight years and has finished in the top-100 of the RPI in four of the last six seasons.
Richmond has averaged 20.8 wins over the last eight seasons, with four 20-win campaigns. Playing an always-tough schedule in and out of conference, the Spiders have finished in the top 100 of the RPI in five of the last seven campaigns. UR has also tallied 13 wins over ranked opponents since 2008, more than any other Atlantic 10 program. The Spiders have also won six of the last seven games against ranked teams at the Robins Center.
Since 2008, the Spiders have gone 87-62 against A-10 opponents, tallying the second-most conference wins of any A-10 team over that stretch. UR is one of just four A-10 teams to not suffer an overall losing season in the last nine years.
Richmond has 18 wins over BCS teams in the last decade with many of them nationally ranked. UR has knocked off California, Arizona State, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Purdue, Florida, Vanderbilt, Missouri, Mississippi State, St. John's, Virginia Tech, South Florida and Seton Hall.Jones is responsible for player development, on-court coaching, recruiting, opponent scouting and game preparation. He also monitors the academic progress of the student-athletes. During his first three seasons at Richmond, Jones was the director of basketball operations. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the basketball office, film breakdown, team travel, organizing the recruiting database and served as the summer camps director.
In 2004-05, Jones helped Alabama-Huntsville to a 16-12 record and third-place finish in the Gulf South Conference East Division. He was responsible for scouting opponents, film breakdown, perimeter player development and on-court coaching.
Prior to his stint at Alabama-Huntsville, Jones spent two years as the varsity assistant and junior varsity coach at Salem High School in Conyers, Ga. During his time at Salem, the basketball team produced its first winning season in school history.
Originally from Jefferson City, Mo., Jones played his prep career at New Bloomfield High School where he was an all-conference and all-district performer in both his junior and senior year. He helped lead the team to the state final four in his junior year.
After completing high school, Jones attended Toccoa Falls College in Georgia. As a player at Toccoa Falls, he was an All-South Region performer ranked statistically among the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) leaders in three point percentage, free throw percentage as well as assists.
Jones graduated from Toccoa Falls with a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a minor in physical education. He and his wife Kristina currently reside in Richmond, Va.